September 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 September 2010
Ronnie Barker statue unveiled
...in the town where he started performing
30/09/2010 … A statue of Ronnie Barker has been unveiled in Aylesbury, the Buckinghamshire town where he began his acting career.
Davina gets roasted
In a C4 comedy special
30/09/2010 … Channel 4’s Comedy Roast is to return for a one-off targeting Davina McCall.
Pete versus Life, round 2
Channel 4 commissions second series
30/09/2010 … Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Pete Versus Life, the comedy starring Rafe Spall as a struggling young sports journalist.
Sky to make a pact with the Devil?
Animated Old Harry's Game planned
30/09/2010 … Radio 4 sitcom Old Harry’s Game could be made into an animated sitcom for Sky 1.
Wed 29 September 2010
Greg Giraldo dies at 44
Accidental drug overdose
29/09/2010 … American stand-up Greg Giraldo died on Wednesday at the age of 44, five days after he was rushed to hospital for an overdose of prescription drugsHe collapsed in his hotel room in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he was performing at a local club on Saturday.
Strong ratings for Whites
Alan Davies sitcom gets off to a good start
29/09/2010 … BBC Two’s new Tuesday night comedy strand got off to a strong start, with Alan Davies’ new comedy Whites winning 2.
C4 orders two new-comedy dramas
Based on teens and paramedics
29/09/2010 … Channel 4 has ordered two new comedy drama series, including a coming-of-age show dubbed a replacement to the Inbetweeners.
America has another crack at the Inbetweeners
MTV orders pilot
29/09/2010 … The Inbetweeners is being remade for America, with MTV ordering a pilot episode.